Bayern Munich manager Uli Hoeness has expressed remorse for his verbal attack on the club’s supporters who criticised the lack of atmosphere in the Allianz Arena.
Hoeness was angered earlier this week when disgruntled supporters claimed the atmosphere in the German giant’s stadium was better at games involving 1860 Munich with whom Bayern have shared the Allianz Arena since 2005.
“Who do you think you are for criticising us when we work our socks off to create this stadium?,” Hoeness said during Monday night’s Annual General Meeting.
“You are the ones responsible for putting the atmosphere inside the stadium.
“Give up saying that everything is better at 1860. There is absolutely nothing better there.
“They are practically bankrupt and we have kept them alive.
“This is populist rubbish and you would be better off finding yourself another club.”
But, speaking to Munich Mercury Hoeness admitted he had “lost it” during the outburst.
“I still think I am right, but I shouldn’t have put it the way I did,” he also told tabloid Bild.
“I dare to say that I am always ready to argue with fans and to look after their interests, but these reproaches are completely groundless.”
But he did criticise a small group of Bayern fans who he insists have always been highly critical of the club’s management.
“They are always the same people, who constantly criticise, expecting everything and giving nothing back.”